Surviving Schizophrenia by Richard Carlson Jr.

Richard Carlson Jr. was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when he was twenty-one years of age.

Surviving schizophrenia

Richard Carlson Jr. was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when he was twenty-one years of age. His illness first manifested when he was an early adolescent. Modern psychiatry greatly failed Richard for over a decade. Then, after an incident involving the police, he truly understood that his diagnosis was real, and finally began the long process of recovery. Over ten years later, his life is greatly improved. In the course of his treatment, Richard also recovered from depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and lethargy.
Do not let what happened to Richard happen to you, a loved one, or a patient dealing with severe mental illness. Always be honest with each other, and with your psychiatrist. For patients, family members, caregivers, students, and medical professionals who would like to learn more, visit

Genre: PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health

Secondary Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical

Language: English

Keywords: successful, memoir, schizophrenic, symptoms, paranoia, patient, mental health, mental disorder, psychosis, psychotic, meds, medication, depressed, suicide, depression, treatment, recovery, anosognosia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, OCD, paranoid

Word Count: 24952

Sales info:

My book was published in Engish in June 2017. I have had a number of paperback and e-book sales. I hope to be on TV and in other news media outlets soon to promote my writing.

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Surviving Schizophrenia: My Story of Paranoid Schizophrenia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Anosognosia, Suicide, and Treatment and Recovery from Severe Mental Illness

By Richard Carlson Jr.

Disclaimer: The information in this book should not be considered medical advice. The author is not a medical professional. Mental health consumers should always consult with medical professionals for advice.

Surviving Schizophrenia is a work of non-fiction, however certain facts and other details have been changed.

Chapter 1

Be Honest

Please listen, because this is important.

The most important thing I’ve learned from dealing with my severe mental illness is that you have to be truthful to yourself and others. Honesty is not only the cornerstone of a successful and fulfilling life—you cannot receive the treatment you need or experience true recovery without it.

Do not waste years of your life by telling lies.

Because I was not honest with my psychiatrists and family, I did not receive adequate treatment for over ten years. That’s ten years of my life that I cannot get back.

Do not hesitate to begin being truthful immediately. Your life might depend on it.

Chapter 2

Born in New York City

The stork put me into Mom’s arms in the early 1970s. My parents were middle class and Catholic, and we lived on a nice street close by a Jewish neighborhood. Did you know that people who have schizophrenia are more likely to have been born and live in an urban environment? I spent much of my childhood in New York City, so I often wonder how much difference that made.

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